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Gianmarco Garofoli dreams big at Giro del Belvedere

2022-04-01T10:15:56+02:0001 avril 2022|

The Italian rider from Team Astana Development will be again on the starting grid of the Easter-Monday U23 international cycling event and aims high: “I trained with Battistella and I will ask him for some tips…”

With plenty of talent, self-confidence and strength of will, promising Astana Development Team’s Italian rider Gianmarco Garofoli, born in 2002, is ready to join the fray and strive for victory at the Giro del Belvedere, scheduled on Easter Monday, April 18th, in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy).

The U23 international cycling event is going to stage its 83rd edition and Garofoli is for sure one the young rising stars to keep an eye on. The Italian talent is ready to take up the challenge. “My goal is to leave the mark on this race – Garofoli explained – which always represented an historical date and a springboard for many young champions in the past. Also this time, I expect nothing less than the usual high technical level.”

The season start was not ideal for the Italian due to some physical issues, although the worst seems now to be behind.

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Giro del Belvedere unveils a 35-team entry list

2019-03-21T09:51:07+01:0021 mars 2019|

The Italian classic confirms its international status: 21 Italian and 14 foreigner squads at the start in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy) on April 22nd with a strong line-up from the East Europe

Giro del Belvedere rides at full speed towards its 81st edition, on Monday April 22nd in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy). The U23 international classic is ready to welcome the world’s best cycling prospects. As in the 2018 edition, 35 teams have been announced by Pro Belvedere’s organizers, including 21 Italian squads and 14 foreigner outfits with a strong line-up of East Europe’s selections.

Spotlights on the Russian Team and the national selections from Belarus and Slovakia – the latter home country of the triple World Champion Peter Sagan beside Astana Pro Team’s youth team, Astana Continental (Kazakhstan). Moreover, Brits Charles Page (Canyon DHB) and Mason Hollymann (Holdsworth-Zappi), and the Colombian climbers of Coldeportes Bicicletas Strongman Team should also be watched carefully. In the last three editions have been taken by all foreigner riders: Swiss Patrick Muller (2016), Belarussian Alexander Riabushenko (2017) and Aussie Robert Stannard (2018).

All in all, teams from 12 different Countries will take part in the 2019 Giro del Belvedere: Italy, Belarus, Russia, […]

Italian rising stars to bring Giro del Belvedere back home

2019-02-12T09:16:26+01:0012 février 2019|

All the Italian Continental teams will enter the U23 International Classic, on Monday April 22nd, aiming to break the winning streak of the foreign athletes

Numbers don’t lie: the Italian riders claimed 69 out of 80 editions of Giro del Belvedere, but the foreigners’ winning streak has marked the last three editions, won by Swiss Patrick Muller (2016), Belarussian Aleksandr Riabushenko (2017) and Aussie Robert Stannard (2018).

On Monday April 22nd, the best Italian teams will be at the start in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy), with the goal to reverse the upward trend, trying to get the upper hand eventually.

In fact, all the Italian Continental teams will face the 81st edition of the U23 International classic: Biesse Carrera, Cycling Team Friuli, D’Amico UM Tools, Dimension Data for Qhubeka, Iseo Serrature-Rime-Carnovali, Sangemini-Trevigiani-MG.Kvis, Team Beltrami TSA-Hopplà-Petroli Firenze and Team Colpack. Moreover, the Italian amateur with longest experience will also take part in the “Easter Monday Classic”, namely Team Palazzago and Zalf Euromobil Désiree Fior, the latter winning 2015 Giro del Belvedere with Andrea Vendrame.

As usual, the best U23 Italian riders will be at Giro del Belvedere’s start – the OC manager Gianfranco Carlet explained. -. The several Italian teams that joined the Continental […]

Giro del Belvedere draws up its Easter Monday’s show

2019-03-23T16:49:27+01:0025 janvier 2019|

Italian organizers are working hard in view of the 81st edition of the international U23 race, scheduled in Villa di Cordignano (Veneto, Northern Italy), on April 22nd

80 editions for almost a century of history made Giro del Belvedere one of the most prominent event of the U23 International cycling season, due to the tradition and technical depth the organizing committee nurtured over the years, always bearing the riders’ safety in mind.

That’s why the “Easter Monday Classic” 81st edition – to be held on Monday, April 22nd in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy) – has a few changes in the first circuit of the course, suited to host the exciting challenge among the best world’s international prospects.

Indeed, the circuit in which the early course unfolds with 12 laps will bypass the twisty road to Sarmede while climbing again on the Conche hill, the ascent characterizing the first half of the race, including an intermediate sprint near the headquarter of Bit Costruzioni, the company turning its 40 years as Giro del Belvedere partner.

The finale remains unchanged with two laps of another 17,3-Km circuit. The classic Montaner climb, in Borgo Canalet (1,7 Km at 12% average gradient with peak at 20%), and the Via delle Longhe hill (0,5 km at 12% average gradient with peak at 17%) with 9 Km to […]

Robert Stannard’s star shines at Giro del Belvedere

2019-03-23T16:49:52+01:0002 avril 2018|

Surrounded by a huge crowd, Mitchelton Bike Exchange’s Aussie won the 80th edition of the U23 International classic. Italy’s Christian Scaroni and Matteo Sobrero rounded out the podium in Villa di Cordignano (Northern Italy)

Giro del Belvedere confirmed its international prestige: Robert Stannard claimed an historical edition of the “Easter Monday Classic”, the 80th, enhanced by the huge crowd cheering for the race protagonists in Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy). Following Swiss Patrick Müller (2016) and Belarussian Aleksandr Riabushenko (2017), an Australian rider celebrated for the first time in the U23 international classic, grabbing the first seasonal win and his first career success in Italy.

After yesterday’s second place at Trofeo Piva, the Mitchelton Bike Exchange 19-year-old rider, came on top of a 6-man sprint among the breakaway riders that had launched the decisive attack on the tough Montaner climb. Behind the winner, Italy’s Christian Scaroni (Petroli Firenze Hopplà Maserati) and Matteo Sobrero (Dimension Data for Qhubeka) rounded out the day’s podium. “I’m happy – said the winner – Giro del Belvedere is one of the most important races in U23 cycling. I knew I had a great chance at the sprint: I controlled the last kilometers, pushing hard in the […]

80th Giro del Belvedere turns on the spotlight

2019-03-23T16:50:33+01:0031 mars 2018|

35 teams to line-up at the “Easter Monday Classic” 80th edition on April 2nd, 2018 with a live coverage on the official website
Villa di Cordignano (Treviso, Northern Italy) gets ready to welcome the 35 teams representing 17 Countries taking the star at the 80th Giro del Belvedere on Monday April 2nd. The best U23 cycling prospects will face a 166,6 Km classic ruote, characterized by two different circuits: the first (12 Km to be repeated 11 times) including the Conche hill, whilst the final circuit (17,3 Km to be repeated twice) features the classic Montaner climb in Borgo Canalet and Via delle Longhe hill, ideal springboard in view of the finish line.
Through a written live coverage on the event’s official website (click here), cycling fans will be able to follow the “Easter Monday Classic” from start to finish in real time, while also interacting on Twitter with the hashtag #GirodelBelvedere.
2018 Giro del Belvedere also joins an experimental project to follow the radio race update by the free-of-charge downloadable app “Zello”. Any user must create an account, search and add to list the “RCI Augusto Radio Corsa” channel. The app requires an internet connection.